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Serena Williams was just named Sportsperson of the Year by Sports Illustrated, a major honor in the sports world. But the tennis professional’s glory is now being overshadowed by this simple question: Should Williams have won over a horse?

Following the huge announcement on Monday morning, people suggested that the coveted spot should have gone to Triple Crown winner, American Pharoah. Really? This is called SPORTSPERSON of The Year.

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But it was an article written by the LA Times that really got people up in arms. The famed publication posing this question: Serena Williams or  : Who’s the real sportsperson of 2015? 

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Many took to social media upset that the question was even posed.

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Needless to say, SI stuck by the reasoning for naming Serena Sportsperson of the Year; writer Christian Stone stating that:

“We are honoring Serena Williams too for reasons that hang in the grayer, less comfortable ether, where issues such as race and femininity collide with the games … Race was used as a cudgel against Williams at Indian Wells in 2001, and she returned the blow with a 14-year self-exile from the tournament. She returned to Indian Wells in ’15, a conciliator seeking to raise the level of discourse about hard questions, the hardest ones, really.”

Do you think it’s fair to have developed a poll to vote for Serena or AP? By the way, the same poll was taken by Sports Illustrated and believe it or not, American Pharaoh was the favorite.

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Eva Marcille And Boyfriend Michael Sterling Announce Gender Of Unborn Child!

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Eva Marcille and boyfriend Michael Sterling have announced the gender of their unborn child. The couple is having, drum roll please, a baby boy!!!

Speaking to People magazine, Marcille explained how she broached the subject to her 3-year-old daughter, Marley, whom she shares with ex-boyfrined, Kevin McCall.

“I said, ‘Marley, would you like to have a little brother or sister?’ And she said, ‘Yes, Mom, but you know what? Maybe a baby brother. Make it a brother,’ ” the 33-yea-old said.

She continued, “I thought that was adorable, but at the time, I had no idea what I was having, so my fear [about] this extremely expressive and outgoing young girl [was] if this baby came out to be a little girl, that might not be a great situation for Marley.”

Marcille added, “However, I found out soon after that I was having a boy, and I felt like she willed it in her favor. I’m beyond elated to be having a boy.”

Eva has a big year ahead. The beauty, who is now 5-months-along, is not only expecting a new addition to the family, but will continue to showcase her life on Bravo’s, The Real Housewives of Atlanta.

Congrats to the couple.

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